Meow! Scratch that off Thee Ol’ Bucket List

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When I heard about the 5k Run or Dye marathon I instantly knew it was something I had to do. I mean, how often does one get to prowl around the city with cat ears and wiskers on their face?

I also liked that the proceeds of the marathon went to a local charity. Having fun and working hard for a cause seemed like a good way to start off a Saturday.

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This was my team! The crazy cat ladies. In case you’ve never heard of Run or Dye, it’s a 5k run/jog/walk that has dye stations placed in 1k intervals throughout the course. It was one of the many things I had put on my bucket list.

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I myself am not all that fit. I’ve tried over the last bit to get in shape but it’s a long process. I wasn’t going to let my body or negative opinions stop me from doing something I really wanted to do though.

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Despite being a bigger girl I do have TONS of energy and a positive mind set. I was a little bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it but I KILLED it!! Two of our team members quit but Corrie cat and I had a blast powering through the uphill walk in the hot hot sun.

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A huge lesson I’ve learned lately is to have fun, stop undereatimating what I can do and to ignore the negative people around me.

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The dye stations were amazing! I love bright colours. The dj at the end of the course was adorable and had fantastic music. I had a blast dancing and celebrating!!

Verdict is: Run or Dye was amazing and everyone should experience it!!

Ricarda Simmons, peacing out.

Thee ol’ bucket list

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I have so many things that I want to do/see in my life. Some are short-term and some are long-term. I’m sure I need to stop over thinking though and start doing. Here are some of the goals I have right now:

1. Taking my children on a weekend getaway to Niagara Falls

2. Attending make-up schooling or a MAC pro class

3. Touring a cave – the Hell Holes
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4. See a Medieval Times show

5. Learn to paint with water colours

6. Grow my own garden

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7. Own my own home

8. Swim with dolphins

9. Take my children to Disney World

10. Quite smoking

11. Take a glass blowing glass

12. Go on a wine tour

13. Get a real massage

14. Vacation in Costa Rica
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15. Travel around Europe

16. Take my daughter Sienna to Siena, Italy

17. Drop a few dress sizes

18. Sky dive

19. Scuba dive

20. See Luke Bryan live in concert or attend a country music festival

21. Spend more time reading to my children

22. Finish at least one novel a month

23. Learn to crochet

24. Travel beyond the province of Ontario – coast to coast

25. Kiss a cute boy in the pouring rain

26. Walk behind a waterfall
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27. Cliff dive

28. Participate in the Run or Dye Marathon summer 2014 – August 9th is the date!!
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29. Do the art in the county tour to check out funky local artists

30. Start a summer 2014 fun bucket list for the kiddos and I
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I’m sure I will have more to add as I go but this is a good start for now!

What is high up there on your bucket list? Comment and let me know! Cheers